Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise
Mathematics and Social Choice, Mathematics and Music, Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education.
Professional Background Highlights
2 presentations at MAA-AMS Joint Meetings, San Diego, January 2009: “New technologies for faculty: Wikis, discussion boards, and clickers” and “Capstone and one-semester research projects for a variety of students.
Written seven reviews for MAA Online, and referred five articles for Mathematics Magazine and College Mathematics Journal.
Member of MAA's Committee on the Mathematical Education of Teachers (COMET), developing documents and guidelines for adequate mathematical preparation for current and future teachers, January 2009 - January 2012.
Member of the editorial board for MAA’s Spectrum Series.
Future projects include an in-class module introducing recent results in voting theory to non-majors, and an examination of topics in group theory which appear in music, being cowritten with a former student, now a faculty member at Loyola Marymount.
Courses Offered at Redlands
MATH 100, 101, 111, 121, 122, 201, 204, 221, 241, 245, 311, 312, 341, 459; Topics courses in Combinatorics and Game Theory; First-Year Seminar on Mathematics and Political Choice; Proudian Seminar.
Previous Teaching Experience
Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, 1994-1995
Awards, Honors and Grants
Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Redlands, May, 2008
Innovative Teaching Award, University of Redlands, May, 2001
Coordinated 2 Project Intermath Grants, which led to the current course MATH 212, Mathematical Consulting
Outstanding Mathematical Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia, 1994
Publications, Presentations and Panels
"Capstone and one-semester research projects for a variety of students," Co-Organizer and Panelist, AMS-MAA Joint Meetings in San Diego, January, 2008.
"New technologies for faculty: Wikis, discussion boards, and clickers," Panelist, AMS-MAA Joint Meetings in San Diego, January, 2008.
"A New Look at Arrow's Theorem," at California State University, San Bernardino, February 21, 2007 .
"Mathematics and Social Choice: A First-Year Experience for
Non-Majors" at the Southern California-Nevada Section of the MAA Fall 2004
meeting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
"Take Your Seats: Apportionment in the United States and Iraq" at
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, April 2004.
"Voronoi Diagrams and Scheduling Forest Rehabilitation," with Co
Livingston, at the North Central Section of the MAA Spring Meeting,
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, April, 2003.
"Mathematics Education Research Done Right, or How I Learned What
a Genetic Decomposition Is" at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN January
"A Mathematical Consulting Experience for Undergraduates" at the summer meeting of the Associated New American Colleges, Ithaca, New York, June 14-16, 2001.
"A Mathematical Consulting Experience for Undergraduates" at the Mathematics Across the Curriculum Conference, July 1999, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana.
"Why 1?" at the Claremont Colleges Mathematics Colloquium, April
"Reading Right to Left: The LIttlewood-Richardson Number", Contributed Papers Session at the Southern California Section of the MAA Fall 1997 Meeting, October, 1997.
"Development of Students' Understanding of Cosets, Normality and
Quotient Groups" with Mark Asiala, Ed Dubinsky, David Mathews, and Asuman
Oktac. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 16(3), 241-309.
"Students' Understanding of Cosets, Normality, and Quotient
Groups", Special Session on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics
Education, AMS-MAA Joint Meetings, San Diego, California, January 1997.
Mathematical Association of America
Phi Beta Kappa (serving as Secretary of the Redlands’ chapter, the Xi of California chapter)